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28% growth for Oman Airports

Oman Airports recorded astonishing growth at Muscat International in passenger numbers, reaching up to 28% at 863,636 of total passengers in the month of July 2015; comparing to 674,966 of total passengers for the same period last year July 2014. Muscat International Airport has managed to continue the inbound and outbound passenger growth each year, insuring an outstanding customer experience...

Inmarsat launches third Global Xpress satellite

Global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat launched the third satellite in its Global Xpress program, Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), on Aug. 28. The third Boeing-built Inmarsat-5 satellite was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on an International Launch Services Proton Breeze M launch vehicle and is now in orbit. Inmarsat said it will join the first t...

First MRJ test flight scheduled for latter half of October

The first Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) test flight is scheduled for the latter half of October, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced. Mitsubishi said in a statement released Monday that further details will be released near the end of September and the exact date of the first flight will be announced one day before. The first flight will take place at Nago...

ADEPT SWiPE from Acumen Aviation

Acumen Aviation has launched a new mobile application – SWiPE for the users ofADEPT – the smart and secured records management platform from Acumen Aviation. Through this intuitive app, users will be able to manage the records of all their assets in ADEPT on the go using their mobile devices. Some of the key features of the app are: Secure access to ADEPT s...

AEGEAN: First Half 2015 Financial Results

AEGEAN announces first half 2015 results with consolidated revenue at €403.6m, 4% higher versus 2014. Total number of passengers carried rose by 15% to 5m as the company invested in new fleet and more capacity, increasing frequencies on existing routes as well as adding new international destinations. International passenger traffic rose by 20%, with Athens base being the main driver...

Let us introduce - Mi-38

Mi-38 prototypes were presented during MAKS 2015 airshow. On the eve of certification of the helicopter, which is scheduled for 2015 at the Kazan Helicopter Production (KHP) started assembly of the first production batch. At the moment Mi-38 passes certification tests at the "Milya" Moscow helicopter factory. It involves the last two prototypes - the thir...

Japanese Operating Lease – another niche aircraft finance product to fade away?

On the 17th of August the Japanese Government announced that the world’s third largest economy had decreased by 1.6% in Q2 thus supporting the grim scenario that the annual growth of the economy would fail to reach 1% in 2015. Moreover, many experts have voiced their doubts whether the Japanese government will be able to revive the stagnating economy any time soon. As the Government seeks to...

Bahrain to host the fifth annual Arab Aviation and Media Summit

Event to be held in partnership with Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation & Telecommunications and Bahrain Airport Company • Fifth annual event will debate the status of Arab Aviation & Tourism Dubai, UAE; August 31, 2015: The 2015 Arab Aviation and Media Summit (AAMS) will be held in Bahrain, it was announced today. The event, which is a joint industry initiative by...

Auckland via Tokyo! LOT and Air New Zealand offer the shortest flight times from Poland to New Zealand

Two Dreamliners, one transfer, and just a little longer than 25 hours of flight time!LOT and Air New Zealand offer now the shortest flight times on one ticket from Warsaw to Auckland, New Zealand. This is the advantage of LOT’s new destination: Tokyo. The route between Warsaw and Japan’s capital will be operated by LOT, and the route between Tokyo and Auckland will be operate...

Spairliners' Board names Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO, Benoît Crombois appointed new CFO

Spairliners GmbH, supplier of aircraft component support, announced today changes to its two Managing Directors. The Supervisory Board appointed the former CFO, Sven-Uve Hueschler as new CEO of Spairliners. At the same time, Benoît Crombois has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Both directors assumed their role on August 01, 2015. Sven-U...

Skift Global Forum 2015: Taking Risks to Market an Icon Like New York City

Fred Dixon, the CEO of NYC and Company, will speak at the Skift Global Forum on October 14 and 15 in Brooklyn, New York on marketing trends for iconic brands and destinations such as New York City. See the complete list of speakers and topics for this year’s event. How do you market a destination that has been on travelers’ bucket lists forever and what kind...

Spice It Up in Korea with HK Express’ New Flight to Jeju!

Hong Kong, 31 August 2015 Hong Kong’s number one on-time airline, HK Express, launches its new service to the Korean city of Jeju tomorrow, with the airline’s fleet of A320 aircraft flying the route three times a week. Jeju is best known for its beautiful island coastline, plentiful outdoor activities, and cultural sites such as folk villages and museums. The island is undoubtedly a...

Turkish Airlines ensures the absolute customer satisfaction by delivering personalized experiences to its global travelers.

The flag carrier has yet added a recent component to its enhanced strategy by increasing the number of foreign languages offered in its ground handling services for its transit passengers. Turkish Airlines, the “Best European Airline”* for the fifth year in a row, continues to implement significant investments designed to bring the passenger experience to a new level. I...

KC-46A: Big Airplane Being Delayed by a Few Big Problems

Aug. 30--Delays with development of a new Air Force tanker scheduled to be based and serviced in Oklahoma are causing turbulence at the Pentagon, but local leaders say they're not too worried about a project that is expected to pump millions of dollars into their economies. Both Tinker Air Force Base and Altus Air Force Base will serve important roles in maintaining and operating the KC-46A...

ST Engineering’s Aerospace Arm Reorganises Its Aircraft Leasing Business

Singapore, 31 August 2015 – Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today said that further to its announcement dated 6 November 2013, the joint venture agreement (JVA) between ST Aerospace Resources Pte. Ltd. and Wings Capital Partners Holdings, Ltd has been terminated. The joint venture, WingStar Pte. Ltd., was set up to acquire mid-life to end-of-life a...

CAAC Penalizes China United Airlines for Safety Oversight

China's aviation authority will impose restrictions on China United Airlines (KN) following a series of incidents and mass disturbances.   In a notice, the CAAC North China Regional Administration said, starting September 1, it will cut flying hours of the low-cost carrier by 10 percent and withhold approvals of new air routes, chartered services and additional flights....

Ariana-NAS launch ground handling services at key Afghan airports

Ariana-NAS, a joint venture between National Aviation Services (NAS) and Ariana Afghan Airlines, has launched ground handling services in Herat and Kandahar International Airports in Afghanistan, in a move that it is hoped will facilitate the integration of Afghanistan into the wider global economy. Stephen Irwin, general manager of NAS Afghanistan said: “At NAS, we fully understand the o...

Etihad Airways welcomes Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad Fottball Club

Etihad Airways has welcomed players and management staff from Al Ittihad Football Club to Abu Dhabi as they start their UAE pre-season training camp. The Jeddah-based team will spend the next week training as well as playing friendly matches against Baniyas Club in Dubai and Al Jazira Club in Abu Dhabi.  Etihad Airways was announced as the official airline of Al Ittihad in July 2015....

High-speed UAV Fregat was presented at MAKS-2015 airshow

Kronshtadt Group held a presentation of advanced high-speed UAV Fregat, which does not require an airfield, at MAKS-2015 international airshow.  Kronshtadt Company (part of Kronshtadt Group) is starting development of Fregat UAV, which does not require an airfield. In accordance with the performance specification, Fregat will combine a vertical takeoff and landing capability with a good ai...

Mid-Atlantic aviation partnership explores tethered drone opportunities with florida company

The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech will collaborate with Drone Aviation Holding Corp., a Jacksonville-based aviation company, to research, test, and advance the commercialization of the company's tethered unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones. The organizations began test flights this month in Jacksonville, Florida, to explore the reliability, safety, and...

Aeroflot Announces 1H 2015 IFRS Financial Results

Aeroflot Group ("the Group", Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) today published its consolidated interim financial statements for the six months ended 30 June 2015, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. 1H 2015 Operating and Financial Highlights for Aeroflot Group: Group passenger traffic increased by 14.0% year-on-year, with 33.4% year-on-year growth i...